French Model 1766 (Charleville)


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Warbow
July 4, 2006, 07:30 AM
Does anyone know of any affordable replicas of these muskets? I see that Pedersoli makes them, but they are ~$1,000...

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Jim K
July 4, 2006, 01:10 PM
If you are a bit handy, a kit might be one way to go. I think Dixie used to sell kits of that musket, I am not sure if they still do. They were about half the price of the complete gun.

Jim

oneshooter
July 4, 2006, 02:36 PM
You might want to check this thread.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=202878


Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

Jim K
July 5, 2006, 02:07 PM
Hi, Onehooter,

Whatever anyone thought, or thinks, about Eleanor Roosevelt, I simply can't imagine that she ever said or even thought anything like that supposed quote. Do you have a source for it?

Jim

dwave
July 5, 2006, 04:15 PM
Hey Jim, I know the question wasn't directed at me, but here is a few sites that I found that quote on:

thinkexist.com (http://en.thinkexist.com/quotation/the-marines-i-have-seen-around-the-world-have-the/347247.html)
http://4mermarine.com/USMC/quotes.html

oneshooter
July 5, 2006, 09:07 PM
I first saw that quote in the Parris Island Depot, Master Gunners office. It was framed and hanging on the wall behind his desk. One of the first things you saw when you entered and "snapped to".

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

Duncaninfrance
July 6, 2006, 09:51 AM
Here you are Warbow. An ORIGINAL 1777 Dragon Charleville from the French end!
The shooter is our current President, Didier Lundy and this was taken with a few others in December last year when we celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Austerlitz.
Enjoy.
Duncan

Warbow
July 10, 2006, 06:27 PM
Really cool, Duncan. How many originals in working order do you think there are in France?

BigG
July 11, 2006, 09:53 AM
There is a company called middlesexvillagetrading.com (http://middlesexvillagetrading.com/) that handles both the 1777 and the earlier Charleville. They are more reasonable than Pedersoli and look as good from the pictures. HTH

Duncaninfrance
July 11, 2006, 04:43 PM
How many originals in working order do you think there are in France?

Couldn't say but judging by some of the arms fairs quite a few.
Duncan

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